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New Roads is located in one of the oldest settlement areas in Louisiana. The town is named after a “new road” the Spanish built in 1776 between the Mississippi and the False River, northwest from Baton Rouge. But it was not founded until 1822, when a free woman of color, Catherine Depau subdivided a portion of her plantation there. Known as the “Little Carnival Capital” of Louisiana, New Roads followed New Orleans’ example by staging Mardi Gras celebrations as early as 1881. The event continues to this day, drawing thousands of visitors. A Louisiana Main Street community, New Roads is also home to several plantation estates, particularly along the False River. The river itself is actually a 15-mile oxbow lake. It was once part of the Mississippi River before it changed course and is now the scene of breathtaking natural beauty and a great spot for fishing, boating and water-skiing.

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    210 Morrison Pkwy. New Roads, LA 70760
    Fine dining on beautiful False River. Come by boat or car. Serving Southern Cuisine, lunch and dinner. Banquet room available.
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    109 Peach Street New Roads, LA 70760
    In the heart of Historic New Roads you will find Pourciau House. This early 1900's home has been fully renovated blending old with new to create a warm and welcome stay. Relax in the lush courtyard...
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    108 E. Main St. New Roads, LA 70760
    Summer Hours: Sunday - Wednesday 11:00 - 9:00, Thursday - Saturday 11:00 - 10:00.  ...
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    727 Hospital Rd. New Roads, LA 70760
    Pointe Coupee Parish adds a little Cajun seasoning to our paradise. Surrounded by rivers and basins, dotted with lakes and ponds both large and small, Pointe Coupee Parish is a Sportsmans...
    City: New Roads
    211 West Main Street New Roads, LA 70760
    Step off the beaten path, and re-enter the world of 19th century Creole Louisiana in New Roads, Louisiana, where relaxation is the rule, and history and tradition are abundant. While celebrating...
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    8348 False River Rd. New Roads, LA 70760
    18th-century building with hewn logs, dovetailed corners & 19th-century furnishings. Pointe Coupee Architecture exhibit. Free. The Pointe Coupee Parish Museum, located on the west bank of False...
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    Main St. New Roads, LA 70760
    The property is no long available for rent. The property is no long available for rent. The property is no long available for rent.
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    211 W. Main St. New Roads, LA 70760
    Lodging in New Roads historic district. Walking distance to all downtown areas. 12 rooms surrounding a lush courtyard on the banks of beautiful False River, across the parkway from Morel's Restaurant.
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    2506 False River Dr. New Roads, LA 70760
    Today, Pointe Coupee Parish is best known for its agriculture, recreation and tourism industries. It is also the home of LA Generating's Big Cajun I & II electric generating stations as well...
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New Roads is located in one of the oldest settlement areas in Louisiana. The town is named after a “new road” the Spanish built in 1776 between the Mississippi and the False River, northwest from Baton Rouge. But it was not founded until 1822, when a free woman of color, Catherine Depau subdivided a portion of her plantation there. Known as the “Little Carnival Capital” of Louisiana, New Roads followed New Orleans’ example by staging Mardi Gras celebrations as early as 1881. The event continues to this day, drawing thousands of visitors. A Louisiana Main Street community, New Roads is also home to several plantation estates, particularly along the False River. The river itself is actually a 15-mile oxbow lake. It was once part of the Mississippi River before it changed course and is now the scene of breathtaking natural beauty and a great spot for fishing, boating and water-skiing.

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